Record participation in this friendly event
WOODSTOCK – Aug. 21, 2019 – The many sponsors and golfers of the 14th Acadian Golf Tournament, held Aug. 16 in Woodstock, generated a total profit of approximately $7,500 that will help a PEI youth delegation participate in the next finals of the Jeux de l’Acadie in Saint John and Quispamsis, NB, in June 2020.
« A record of 113 golfers, including representatives of the Arsenault and Haché-Gallant family reunions of the 2019 Congrès mondial acadien, had a great time during our friendly tournament, which was, as always, a benefit for our young athletes, » said coordinator Jeannette Gallant. « Our annual tournament was held at Mill River Golf Course under slightly cloudy skies. We organized it a month earlier than usual this year so that it could be integrated into CMA programming. »
Following the round, golfers and volunteers gathered for a delicious meal and the presentation of many prizes.
The organizing committee – composed of representatives from the PEI Regional Committee of Les Jeux de l’Acadie, the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce PEI and the two family reunions – focused on putting together a friendly tournament ather than competitive event.
Golfers were invited to dress up or decorate their carts in Acadian colours. Several teams responded beautifully to the call. The most important award of the evening, the Acadian Spirit Award, was presented to the Évangéline-Central Credit Union team (Alfred Arsenault, Marc Côté, John Arsenault and Desmond Richard), who had dressed quite spiffily in red, white, blue and yellow.
The winners of the competitive prizes were:
• Top score, men’s category: 55 points, Les Hackeux (Nicholas Gallant, Jamie Caisse, Marcel Landry and Ghislain Bernard)
• Second best score, men’s category: 59 points, Les Trappes de sable (Darren Oliver, Harvey Mazerolle, Jamie Ellis and Paul Cyr)
• Top score, mixed category: 62 points, Les Birdies (Jean-Marie Pelletier, Renée Vienneau, Pete Gallant and Julia Kull)
• Second best score, mixed category: 65 points, George Trainor Holiday Classic (Pierre Goyette, Monica Sanderson, Brad Dunn and Jock Allen)
• Closest to the mascot Acajoux: Jean Beaudoin
• Longest drive for women at Hole 10: Dianne Lavoie
• Longest drive for men at Hole 6: Nick Gallant
• Five golfers closest to the cup at Hole 5: Phil LeBlanc, Paul Cyr, Alfred Arsenault, Pete Gallant, Jean-Marie Pelletier.
Other awards presented during dinner:
• Guessing the number of tees in a bottle: Donnie Arsenault
• Hole-in-one in a small three-ball contest: Darren Oliver
• Two prizes for teams composed entirely of Arsenaults: John and Sons (Nick, Patrick, John and Mike Arsenault) and Les Arsenault sont beaux (Daniel, Ronald, Dionel and Donnie Arsenault)
• Prize for a team composed almost entirely of Gallants: Ron’s Plumbing Water Hazards (Randy, Jennifer, Ryan Gallant et Christian Gallant).
The Chamber of Commerce also presented a series of 14 prizes to highlight the fact that this was the 14th edition of the tournament. It also organized a trivia contest, giving a group of eight golfers the opportunity to win great prizes. Many random draws were held to award prizes to teams and individuals.
Among the vast number of prizes were a barbecue, a table saw, binoculars, a wine kit, vouchers of all kinds and many promotional items.
The main sponsor of the Acadian Golf Tournament since its inception is the Évangéline-Central Credit Union. Many businesses and organizations also sponsored holes this year. These sums represent the main source of income for the tournament.
PHOTO 1: The Évangéline-Central Credit Union team won the Acadian Spirit Prize during the 14th Acadian Golf Tournament Aug. 16 in Mill River. The team’s golfers, proudly showing off their colours, are from left, Desmond Richard, Marc Côté, Alfred Arsenault and John Arsenault.
PHOTO 2: The team with the top score of the 14th Acadian Golf Tournament, men’s category, with 55 points, was Les Hackeux. Here the main sponsor, Alfred Arsenault of the Évangéline-Central Credit Union, in the centre, presents prizes to Marcel Landry, left, and Ghislain Bernard. Nicholas Gallant and Jamie Caisse are absent.
PHOTO 3: The team in the mixed category with the top score of 62 points was The Birdies. Main sponsor Alfred Arsenault from Évangéline-Central Credit Union is seen presenting the prizes to Jean-Marie Pelletier, Renée Vienneau, Pete Gallant and Julia Kull.
For more information:
Jeux de l’Acadie de l’Î.-P.-É. Regional Committee